FOUNDER/ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:
Wild Souls Ranch was founded by Savanah McCarty in 2012 when she was just 25 years young. She was inspired to help the local “at-risk”; youth in her community by her own experience with horses as a child who endured adversity and trauma at a young age.
Savanah designed the WSR program around the barn tasks and routines that made the biggest impact on her as a former at-risk youth. She credits the hard work and structure of ranch life for shaping her into the hardworking and successful adult she is today. Grooming, mucking stalls, groundwork, riding, manners, respect, and caring for horses are core values that Savanah instills in the youth at WSR.
Savanah has first-hand experience with Humboldt County social services as a former foster parent, case worker for the Tribal Social Services Agency, and as a former advocate and staff member of CASA of Humboldt. She is proud to still be a CASA Advocate and member of her local Kiwanis Chapter. Savanah works diligently every day for the success of WSR in the community so that local youth can experience the healing power of equine therapy.